The Orphanmaster: A Novel of Early Manhattan

The Orphanmaster: A Novel of Early Manhattan

Jean Zimmerman

A love tale wrapped round a homicide secret, set in seventeenth-century Manhattan

In 1663 within the hardscrabble colony of recent Amsterdam—today’s decrease Manhattan—orphan teenagers are going lacking and citizens suspect a serial killer. The record of attainable culprits is lengthy and weird. between these having a look into the secret are a sensible younger Dutch girl, Blandine van Couvering, and a speeding Englishman, Edward Drummond, whose newfound romance is threatened by way of terrible accusations.

            during this spellbinding paintings of ancient fiction, Jean Zimmerman relates the tough realities of lifestyles in early new york, re-creating the points of interest, smells, and textures of the tough payment surrounded by means of desert and topic to political turmoil. Compulsively readable and jam-packed with big apple historical past, The Orphanmaster will satisfaction enthusiasts of Caleb Carr, Hilary Mantel, and Geraldine Brooks.

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